…And I Thought My Quarantine Hair Was Bad!
Two weeks into quarantine and my hair is a disaster. It’s not just the split ends and root growth (though those are both certainly present), but also the fact that I have no idea how to style it now that I can’t just go to the salon. What’s a girl to do? Thankfully, there are plenty of options for at-home hair care that can help me get through this tumultuous time. But what about my skin?
Just like your hair, your skin goes through changes as the seasons change. And right now, we’re in the midst of a season change like no other. barren waste lands where our once-lush gardens used to be. So how is our skin supposed to fair? The good news is that there are plenty of at-home facial treatments you can do to help keep your skin looking its best. Here are just a few of our favorites:
1. Homemade honey mask:
Honey is a natural antibacterial and can help to kill acne-causing bacteria. It’s also full of antioxidants, which can help to brighten your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Simply apply honey to your face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
2. DIY coffee scrub:
Coffee grounds make an excellent exfoliant and can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Combine 1/2 cup of coffee grounds with 1/4 cup of olive oil or coconut oil and massage into your skin in a circular motion. Rinse off with warm water and enjoy softer, smoother skin.
3. Avocado & egg white mask:
This mask is perfect for those with oily skin, as it helps to absorb excess oil and tighten pores. Mash 1/2 an avocado and combine it with 1 egg white. Apply the mixture to your face and let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing off with cool water.
4. Oatmeal & yogurt mask:
If you have sensitive skin, this is the mask for you! Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to soothe irritated skin, while yogurt contains lactic acid, which can help to exfoliate dead skin cells. Combine 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal with 1/4 cup plain yogurt and apply to your face for 15 minutes before rinsing off with cool water.
5. Tomato juice & lemon mask:
Got sunburned skin? This cooling mask can help to soothe inflammation and redness caused by too much time in the sun. Combine 1/4 cup tomato juice with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and apply to your face for 10 minutes before rinsing off with cool water.
6. Papaya & milk mask:If you’re dealing with dry, flaky skin, this hydrating mask is for you! The papaya contains enzymes that help to dissolve dead skin cells, while milk is full of lactic acid, which helps to exfoliate and brighten dull skin. Combine 1/2 cup mashed papaya with 2 tablespoons milk and apply to your face for 15 minutes before rinsing off with cool water.*Note: If you’re dairy-free, you can substitute almond milk or coconut milk for cow’s milk.*
There’s no need to break the bank on expensive store-bought facial treatments when there are so many great DIY options available! With a little bit of elbow grease (and some common kitchen ingredients), you can whip up a facial treatment that’s tailored specifically to your needs—and your budget!